Fox Sports’ coverage of Game 5 in the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored the top spot in Thursday’s cable ratings with a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, the NFL Network’s broadcast of the Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers football game followed behind with a 1.3. The network’s post and pre-game specials both grabbed 0.7s.

“Project Runway” managed to hold steady with a 0.4 on Lifetime for the second week in a row, while the newest episode of “Anderson Cooper 360” grabbed one of the highest numbers of the night with a 0.9 on CNN.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, October 20, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB NL CHAMPIONS SERIES L FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 7,180 2.0
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 8:27 PM 3,036 1.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 3,851 0.9
NFLN THU NT POST-GUN NFL NETWORK 11:38 PM 1,604 0.7
NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 8:20 PM 1,615 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,834 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,443 0.6
MLB NLCS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 12:27 AM 1,857 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,753 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,463 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,617 0.6
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 2,360 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,275 0.5
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF2 NFL NETWORK 7:57 PM 1,123 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 1,022 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,052 0.5
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 2,052 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,149 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 7:00 PM 1,400 0.5
KELLY FILE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 3,583 0.5
60 DAYS IN A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,077 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 945 0.4
PROJECT RUNWAY LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 1,797 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 884 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FREEFORM 6:40 PM 1,116 0.4
NFLN THU NT POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 11:44 PM 969 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 881 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,918 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,267 0.4
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 856 0.4
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,790 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 800 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 1,006 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,844 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,753 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 824 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 808 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 999 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 798 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 788 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 760 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,875 0.4
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FREEFORM 8:50 PM 893 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 803 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 792 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 766 0.4
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,112 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 960 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 771 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 777 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 771 0.4
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 1:15 AM 763 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,507 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 978 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 798 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 2,633 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 3,306 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,103 0.3
MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENHOLE ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 738 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,119 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,216 0.3
AFTERNOON MOVIE FREEFORM 4:35 PM 804 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 1,670 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 836 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 10:17 PM 986 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 840 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 947 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 793 0.3
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 832 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 791 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 7:00 PM 866 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 10:30 PM 980 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 592 0.3
NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF1 NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 690 0.3
LUCY:DAUGHTER OF DEVIL ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 647 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 PM 1,444 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,143 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 1,440 0.3
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 1,640 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,071 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 777 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,215 0.3
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 621 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 576 0.3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRUTV 10:00 PM 618 0.3
MUTT & STUFF NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 884 0.3
BEHIND BARS: ROOKIE YEAR A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 664 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 1,528 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 820 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 915 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,047 0.3
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,155 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 829 0.3
FULL HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 925 0.3
NICK AT NITE MOVIE NICK-AT-NITE 8:00 PM 1,137 0.3
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 1:00 AM 1,095 0.3
M D E: WORLD PEACE ADULT SWIM 4:45 AM 562 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 11:30 AM 875 0.3
CONAN TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 597 0.3
WHISKER HAVEN TALES DISNEY CHANNEL 10:25 AM 861 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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